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Sunrise Intermediate Off-Grid

This course is all about basics: PV in general, grid-tied systems and off-grid.


Course objective (Applicability): The Sunrise Intermediate Course Off-grid introduces its participants to the basics of solar power (photovoltaic), especially concentrating on small-scale off-grid systems.

Entry Requirements: None

Outline: The Sunrise Intermediate Off-Grid Course provides technical knowledge and understanding of solar power systems with special focus on small-scale off-grid systems. The participants will get a brief introduction in the electro technical basics, the functionality of PV systems including a learn how small grid-tied and off-grid PV systems work. This course is not rounded off with a professional qualification but equips its participants with the fundamental and relevant knowledge to participate in one of the professional training courses of the maxx-solar academy, e.g. the Solar Power Technician course.

Main topics: electro technical basics (series, parallel connection, current, voltage and their influence on yields, I-V-characteristic curve), PV System concepts (stand-alone, grid-tied), PV plant components and data sheets, site survey and customer consultation, design of a small grid-tied PV plant, economical efficiency, legislative issues, quality assurance e.g. RAL GZ 966.


  • Administration and marketing personnel in PV companies
  • Professionals who want to participate in the maxx-solar academy professional trainings e.g.:
    • Energy consultants
    • Marketing
    • administration and management personnel in PV companies
    • engineers and architects
    • technicians and installers

Duration: 2 Days (16 Education units)

Accreditation: accredited by DGS (German Solar Energy Society e.V.)

Fee South Africa: R 3,850.00 (excl. VAT) per person